Earlier this year, President Amy Marcoot was introduced to the nonprofit's founder, Don Wakamatsu
, a former professional baseball player, scout, coach, manager, and current Bench Coach of the Texas Rangers.
The first shocker came when former ONE flyweight world champion Geje Eustaquio was knocked out at 1:59 of the first round by Japanese knockout artist Yuya Wakamatsu
. It was the first knockout defeat of his professional career.
Banario suffered a technical decision loss to Dae Sung Park in their lightweight bout while Yuya Wakamatsu
stopped Geje Eustaquio in the first round in the reserve bout of the Flyweight World Grand Prix.
Also losing were Edward Kelly over China's Xie Bin in a technical decision, Honorio Banario against Korea's Dae Sung Park via unanimous decision, and Geje Eustaquio over Japan's Yuya Wakamatsu
in a stunning knockout defeat.
Eustaquio fell to Japan's Yuya Wakamatsu
, while Banario bowed to South Korea's Park Dae-Sung.
Geje Eustaquio hopes to redeem himself in front of the Filipino fans when he faces Yuya Wakamatsu
in a Flyweight World Grand Prix reserve bout.
"Most of our tours for the holiday period were sold out last year," said Hideki Wakamatsu
, a spokesman for Nippon Travel Agency, adding that many others were on the waiting list.
The Underground King takes on Timofey Nastykuhin while "Mighty Mouse" Johnson is set to lock horns with Yuya "Little Piranha" Wakamatsu
Coaches: Don Wakamatsu
, Bench Coach (22), Luis Ortiz, Hitting Coach (18), Callix Crabbe, Assistant Hitting Coach (61), Julio Rangel, Pitching Coach (47), Hector Ortiz, First-Base Coach (4), Tony Beasley, Third-Base Coach (37), Oscar Marin, Bullpen Coach (58), Josh Frasier, Bullpen Catcher (66), Jayce Tingler, Major League Player Development Field Coordinator (32)
Bench coach Don Wakamatsu
will serve as interim manager for the remainder of the season, starting with Friday night's game against Seattle that opens the final home series of a disappointing year.
The Testmate Rapid Pylori Antigen[R] kit (Wakamatsu
Pharmaceutical Co., Tokyo, Japan) was used for the detection of H.